The Nets’ playoff picture following the win over the Cavaliers

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The NBA’s new play-in tournament is set to begin this week with the regular season in the books. Four teams from each conference have chance to occupy the final two playoff slots for the first round in their respective conference – and means that the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds could potentially be sent home early. How does the NBA’s new playoff system work, and which teams are the Brooklyn Nets projected to face? We’ve got you covered.

The current standings:

  • 1st PLACE – Philadelphia 76ers (49-23)

  • 2nd PLACE – Brooklyn Nets (48-24) – 1 game back

  • 3rd PLACE – Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) – 3 games back

  • 4th PLACE – New York Knicks (41-31) – 8 games back

  • 5th PLACE – Atlanta Hawks (41-31) – 8 games back

Playoff Opponent:

The Brooklyn Nets will face the winner of the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics and eighth-seeded Washington Wizards in a winner takes all game to determine who gets the seventh-seed moving forward in the playoffs. This game will take place on Tuesday.